COO, Vomela Specialty Company
I have been a C level executive for middle market manufacturing companies for the past 24 years. I was with ME Global for 28 years, starting as a staff accountant, progressing through the various financial and administrative positions, and spent my last 12 years there as CEO. The company transitioned through 4 different ownership changes but remained resilient and grew 4 fold during the 12 year period.
With the last ownership change, I found myself in a career transition. I had the good fortune to be aligned with George Dow to help me through the process. George brought an experienced, calm, steady and positive influence to me during a somewhat emotional, self questioning time. I had not expected to be in transition at age 53 in a tough economy. George helped me to understand my options and made me believe I could indeed renew my career and flourish.
I landed after 3 months in transition with Vomela Specialty Company as Executive Vice President and CFO. In the 4 years I have been here, we have made 3 major acquisitions and now are a $120MM company with over 600 employees in 15 locations in North America. I have also become the COO of the company.
George Dow was the exact right person to work with me in my career transition. He is a person of high integrity and operates with a strong set of core values. His knowledgeable and caring approach fit my needs perfectly. I feel fortunate to have had him in my corner.